A new Culver’s restaurant will open this year in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
The restaurant recently posted a “crew member” job for a new location at 1175 Pokegama Ave. South. That address is found between the McDonald’s and Jimmy Johns locations near the former Kmart building. The headhunting site Johnson Jobs lists July 3 as the posting date, so a future announcement about the exact location and timeline for the new Culver’s should be expected later.
Culver’s is a classic American fast-food operation. Their signature menu item includes the “Butterburger,” a pressed beef patty on a toasted buttery bun. Culver’s is also known for its wide range of frozen custard treats, including a flavor-of-the-day and numerous mix and match toppings.
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The chain is located mostly in the Midwest. The first Culver’s started in Sauk City in 1984. Most Northern Minnesotans already know the restaurant from its locations in Duluth, Two Harbors, Brainerd and Bemidji. Though each has its own distinct menu, Culver’s and Dairy Queen probably represent the most obvious comparison.
Grand Rapids has seen a spurt of restaurant and food development this year. A new Hardee’s opened late last year, along with an Aldi grocery store. Two new Grand Rapids breweries announced they would open in 2017.
Rumors of a Culver’s coming to Grand Rapids have existed in some form since I first moved to Itasca County in 2005. The town seems an obvious choice at the intersection of Highways 2 and 169. Rumblings increased these last two years, confirmed with this news that a Culver’s franchise is hiring in 2017.